Today we bring to the dining table all the goodness and revitalising power of the wonderful specialty zabaione. It is perfect for every occasion, especially when you have to re-charge your batteries after physical activity, or when you simply want to enjoy a tasty drink, whose origins would take more than a few words and pages to describe. To make this tasty and invigorating dessert just follow a few simple steps, with a result that will give a real treat to body and spirit even in the midst of the coldest days of winter, or maybe give a little boost to someone who is feeling a little under the weather. Who has never happened to see their grandmother in the kitchen making zabaione, just as her parents had taught her? Zabaione is above all a dish that will appeal to lovers of so-called ‘spoon desserts’, those that are prepared in a very short time and disappear just as quickly!
Beat the egg yolks and sugar with an electric mixer until you have a clear and frothy foam. Add the marsala and whisk the mixture some more. Put a saucepan on a low heat with a diffuser to dissipate the heat, and pour in the custardy mixture. Keep on low heat for about 7 minutes while you continue stirring with a whisk. When the custard has taken on the desired consistency, remove from the heat and pour into a large glass or a cup. If you want to serve it cold, you'll have to mix it until it’s cooled down so as not allow the egg to separate from the marsala.
Pour the custard into a little saucepan on a low flame, and with a whisk continue to mix until the custard thickens to the right consistency